• Throwback Thursday: Catching Flight at Telluride

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  • Aspen/Snowmass has announcedĀ its season pass structure and pricing for the 2014-2015 season. The Premier Pass is loaded with more than $1,000 in added benefits including 50 percent off tickets at all Mountain Collective resorts including Alta/Snowbird in Utah, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, Mammoth,...

  • Ticket to Ride: 5th and 6th Grade Passport

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    Ever wish you could be a kid again? This will definitely make you jealous: Colorado Ski Country offers 5th graders 60 days of freeĀ skiing and riding! That’s for Zero! Zilch! Nada! Over 20 Colorado resorts–like Copper Mountain, Telluride, Steamboat and more–offer 5th graders three...

  • The End is Near, and We’re OK with That

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    The end is near and there’s nothing we can do about it. For those not yet convinced here are the signs: season pass sales have begun at Colorado Ski Country resorts, sales on last season’s equipment are popping up, ski magazines have come out with their 2009-10 gear reviews, night time temperatures are dipping below 55 degrees, and even lower in the high country, and this weekend is Labor Day, the official unofficial end of summer.

    Copper Country Festival at Copper MountainAs is customary in Colorado Ski Country, we go out in style, and this year’s end of summer is no different. Resorts everywhere are hosting festivals, concerts and competitions. The question is though, are they celebrating the end of summer or the beginning of winter? Either way, there is a lot happening in Ski Country.

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  • Proud to be a Card Carrying Member

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    Hiking at Arapahoe Basin

    We’ve had a few questions about the GEMS card and just announced that the 2009-10 Colorado GEMS card is now for sale, and have already sold a handful of them. They go for $10 each and the money collected from sales of the card goes right back into the GEMS program. The GEMS is its own unique little program within the Colorado Ski Country USA organization and the GEMS resorts have a somewhat cultish following.

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  • Golden Ticket

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    SunlightMaybe you’ve caught glimpses of them in the lift lines. Or perhaps you used one once and remember being surprised at feeling the weight of it around your neck. People always ask about it when they see one, “is that one of those passes that works at all the Colorado resorts?” And then they want to touch it and get a close up look at it.

    While they are available each year, there are limited numbers of them, and this year is no exception. Colorado Ski Country USA recently announced that the exclusive Colorado Ski Country Gold Pass is available for the 2009-10 ski season. The transferable pass, good for unlimited skiing and riding at member resorts, can be purchased for $2,750. Continue Reading

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  • SolVista Basin Rolls Out National Cycling Competition

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    Here in Colorado Ski Country USA, biking is to summer as skiing is to winter. This will be clearly evident later in the month as SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch will host the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, plus, this will be the first time the event is held in Colorado. Check out some video here.

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  • Aspen goes to Washington

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    It’s no secret that the ski industry has a careful eye on the issue of global warming, and a careful eye is probably an understatement. Global warming (or climate change, as it is less dramatically referred to) more than any other issue can have a devastating impact on our business.

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    Many Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts have taken the issue of global warming, and enveloped it into tactical solutions with regards to environmentalism, Continue Reading

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  • And The Winners Are…

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    Colorado Ski Country USA had our 46th Annual Meeting last week and one of the highlights, aside from keynote speaker Dana Perino or the final skier visit announcement, was the unveiling of this year’s industry awards.

    Colorado Ski0669This year we had a special guest help us with the awards. Since we were at the University of Colorado, the school’s mascot Chip was on hand to do what he does best and cheer for the winners.
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  • Colorado Ski License Plate Is Ready To Hit the Road

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    It has finally taken its last turn and is now ready to hit the open road. On Wednesday June 3rd, at Arapahoe Basin, Governor Bill Ritter signed Senate bill 161 giving the final thumbs-up to a special Colorado skiing license plate. The plates, which depict a skier and rider enjoying their sports under a bluebird Colorado sky, should be available in time for next ski season.Plate signing

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  • Colorado Ski TV: Now you see it, now you don’t

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    Ever since the TV was moved from the entrance vestibule, there is a big void at Colorado Ski Country USA, to say the least. Not just a physical void in that the giant screen which took up a lot of space is now gone, but there is an emotional void too.

    Every time someone came by the office and looked into the window at the screen, it was as if they were looking

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  • Counting Down

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    Sadly, the end is in sight. There is less than two weeks left in the 2008-09 Colorado Ski Country USA ski season and as is usually the case, the last resort standing is Arapahoe Basin. This year the resort will go out in style with the 8th Annual Festival of the Brew Pubs where the theme is always tasty turns and tasty beer.

    To officially close out the season, Colorado Ski Country USA always hosts the Annual Meeting. This is the 46th year for the Colorado ski industry event and it is taking place in Boulder, home town of Eldora Mountain Resort, on June 10-11 under the theme of Navigating the Bumps. With less than a month to go the agenda is shaping up to be,well, dare we say, epic. Continue Reading

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  • Beach Cred

    on May 12 | in Uncategorized | by | with Comments Off

    Colorado Ski Country USA has one of the longest ski seasons thanks to the high elevation of our mountains and the heavy snow from winter that sticks around through spring. Arapahoe Basin is the only resort in Colorado open now. But while there are only a few weeks left in A-basin’s season, neighboring Loveland just closed earlier this month. Last week on Loveland’s site they were already counting down the days ’till snowmaking for next season. Continue Reading

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